An Air Station Port Angeles aircrew medevacs an injured 73-year-old hiker from the beach near Cape Johnson in Olympic National Park. The Coast Guard was notified by partner agencies after the injured man’s son was able to make a call for help using a cell phone. SEATTLE — The Coast Guard rescued an injured hiker from the beach near Cape Johnson in Olympic National Park Monday afternoon. At 1:50 p.m., Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound watchstanders received a call from the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center relaying park rangers’ request for assistance in rescuing a 73-year-old man with an apparent leg injury. Park rangers were notified of the injury by the man’s son who had to hike to an elevated location along a nearby road to call for help using a cell phone. A Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew diverted from training operations at 2:15 p.m. The aircrew refueled at Air Station Port Angeles before departing at 2:53 p.m. en route to the Cape Johnson vicinity. The aircrew arrived on scene at 3:18 p.m. and successfully hoisted the injured hiker. He was transported to awaiting emergency medical personnel at Air Station Port Angeles.

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